TUNES

Welcome to Tunes From Doolin !

The tunes you will find on this website are a collection of Irish Traditional Music tunes I have learned over the years in Doolin, from various sessions, friends and some recordings too.

All the tunes are written in ABC format and come in sheet music format as well. I am also hoping to be able to record as many tunes as possible in the near future and to post them here as well as on the YouTube channel (feel free to subscribe to the channel here!).

The tunes are divided into 4 main categories :

  • ReelsThe most common type of tunes, especially here in Co. Clare.
  • JigsThis category regroups Jigs, Slip Jigs, Hop Jigs, etc.
  • HornpipesAnother common type of dance tunes here in County Clare.
  • Other Tunes : A collection of different types of tunes including Barndances, Slides, Polkas, Marches, Setdances, etc.

Recent posts

McGivney's Fancy (hornpipe) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

McGivney’s Fancy

McGivney’s Fancy is a hornpipe associated with Éamon McGivney, a great fiddle player from Co. Longford originally but resident of West Clare for many years and one of the directors of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy since the early 1980s.

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The Kesh Jig (jig) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Kesh Jig (The)

The Kesh Jig is a very common session tune in Irish Traditional Music. One of memory that sticks out is a session with Sean Vaughan and Siobhan Peoples who started the session with this tune and great lift and energy.

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Willie Coleman's (jig) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Willie Coleman’s

Willie Coleman’s is a very common jig. It was taught to me by my friend Tom Delany, and I also associate this tune with the playing of Kitty Hayes’.

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The Trip To Birmingham (Josie McDermott's) (reel) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Trip To Birmingham (The)

The Trip To Birmingham is a popular session tune that was composed by flute player Josie McDermott from County Sligo. I first learned this reel from the playing of Colette Coen, a lovely whistle player from Sligo…

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The Rookery (reel) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Rookery (The)

The Rookery is a great reel that was composed by flute player Vincent Broderick. It is quite a common session tune, which was taught to me by my friend Tom Delany.

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Sliabh Russell (jig) (Slieve Russell) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Sliabh Russell

Sliabh Russell (or “Slieve Russell”) is a well known jig all over Ireland. I learned this tune from my friend Tom Delany. It was also recorded on many albums, such as Hugh & Colm Healy’s “Macalla na hÓige”

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Random Tunes

Dowd’s Favourite

“Dowd’s Favourite” is a very beautiful reel which I associate with the playing of Paddy Carty. It is also simply called “Dowd’s” or “O’Dowd’s” and was recorded by Tommy Peoples on his album “The Iron Man”. I am not really sure where I originally learned this tune though, I think it might have been from my friend Damian Werner.

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Don’t Touch That Green Linnet

“Don’t Touch That Green Linnet” is a composition of the late Tommy Peoples, the fiddle player from Donegal who lived in County Clare for many years and influenced many great fiddles players. Tommy’s tunes are all remarkable and I particularly like this one.

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John Kimmel’s

“John Kimmel’s” is a jig I learned from my friend Geneviève Lambert, an accordion player in Switzerland. It is also known as “The Jig of Dead” and is associated with John J. Kimmel, famous accordion player in America in the early 1900s.

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